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Museum of Croatian War of Independence

Fort Imperial | Mount Srđ, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #15 of 61 attractions in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband was particularly looking forward to visiting this museum and wasn't disappointed. One of the reception staff in our hotel,a man in his mid-fifties, highly recommended we include this attraction in our visit and spoke about it with a certain pride and enthusiasm which we suspected was perhaps from his own personal experience.Being such a recent war and with... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The rapid cable car ride up to the Napoleonic Imperial fort on Mount Srđ offers spectacular views of Dubrovnik old town and the breathtaking Dalmatian coast. There is a short walk from the cable car terminal to the fort which houses the museum of the Croatian War of Independence. This mostly documents through photos, newspapers, accompanying text and videos the... More

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Bromley, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Past reviewers have pointed out the poor translation and the emotive way that events were described but this is the modern history of Dubrovnik and the people there had a terrible time and saw their beautiful city being blown apart. it gives an added insight added to which the views over the city are beautiful.

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Housed in the fort at the top of Mount Srd which towers over the old town, this is in the rooms defended during the recent war. Make no mistake, the language of some of the exhibits leaves you in no doubt that the scars are still fresh and nobody locally will be forgiving and forgetting in a hurry. Walk down... More

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The view on the cable car ride up to the museum is great. We didn't have to wait long at either end to get on. The museum itself has a lot of information and pictures, and where it is situated makes it even more poignant. There is a very good restaurant on site and clean toilets.

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Vancouver
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After a strenuous trek up the hill where the museum is located,we hoped to be greeted with an educational and informative experience. Our time here was, unfortunately, not what we had hoped. The written English was substandard. Long, elaborate and grammatically abysmal sentences that, at times, left you wondering what they were talking about. Forgivable. Secondly and less forgivable was... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This detailed exhibition sets out the history behind the 91/92 siege of Dubrovnik during the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia into its constituent nations. It's another layer of Dubrovnik history but one which, because it is so close in time, makes you look at the city in a different light.

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Beds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is certainly worth a visit. Much to see and read, I certainly came out understanding a lot more about the war. There was an outside cafe and great views over Dubrovnik.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Its not the greatest Museum, and certainly doesn't have the professional feel to it, but its raw, interesting, detailed and gives a really good perspective of what went on. Worth a stop by.

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

A museum works best when it provides a background to a story, not make an judgement. Unfortunately, this museum felt a little too one sided and partisan. I have no doubt that the horrors of 1991 are as outrageous now as they were then. However, the museum would be more affective if it didn't feel like a propaganda show and... More

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